I am grappling with subjects of power, psychological barriers, and displacement. In the painting “It Is Going to Happen to You” there is a lone surfer in a sea of paint. He is looking out into the distance with a gesture that could be interpreted as anticipation, disappointment, or fear of death. Deep space is simultaneously enabled and denied because of the nature of painting, which adds to the tension. I make paintings of mythical landscapes that consist of caves, volcanoes, surfers, empty rooms, and other elements to echo inward conflicts of an individual in times of uncertainty.